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04-22-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By MadMan2k

Getting back into it/Kona Explosif excitement

Hi folks,
I haven't done any mountain biking for about 13 years since I broke the frame on my last bike. I just decided to get back into it amidst the shaken-up state of affairs these days. I could...
09-17-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,939
Posted By MadMan2k

Thanks for the replies. I had not considered...

Thanks for the replies. I had not considered balance bikes because in my mind I was thinking they were for kids under 3.

I think I will try taking the training wheels and the pedals off of my...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,332
Posted By MadMan2k

Pelican makes a laptop case, maybe several sizes....

Pelican makes a laptop case, maybe several sizes. The one I have is big enough for my 17" MacBook Pro so it should fit most laptops except certain gaming ones. It has foam you cut to the exact shape...
09-16-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,939
Posted By MadMan2k

Impatient boy

Do you guys have any pointers on getting your kid to "stick with it" until they learn to pedal and then on to balancing?

My oldest son is 6.5 and he is tall and skinny but not too weak to carry...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,172
Posted By MadMan2k

I just try to coast almost to a stop when I know...

I just try to coast almost to a stop when I know I'm going to stop, and try to avoid going too fast for conditions and look out for hazards so I can get ready for them in time. That way I don't worry...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,122
Posted By MadMan2k

An 18" frame might not be so comfortable,...

An 18" frame might not be so comfortable, depending on your inseam. I'm 5'11 but I have a 30 or 31" inseam and I fit my 17" frame mountain bike pretty well.

Before pulling the trigger on this, I...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 03:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,635
Posted By MadMan2k

I have always used cash or bank account money to...

I have always used cash or bank account money to buy my bikes, occasionally use the credit card for parts, etc.

I do think it would be nice if there were more options for longer term/lower...
03-24-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By MadMan2k

I have a coffee cup holder on my handlebars,...

I have a coffee cup holder on my handlebars, found it at Target I believe. It does tend to spill to varying degrees based on the type of cup and the bumpiness of the surface you're riding on, though....
03-23-12, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By MadMan2k

http://www.sdhe.com/san-diego-commuter-ferry.html...

http://www.sdhe.com/san-diego-commuter-ferry.html


Hope this helps.
03-23-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By MadMan2k

Ready to start taking the San Diego-Coronado ferry

First time I've posted here in the regional discussions. Hopefully some of you will know the places I'm talking about.

I just got my box of bike goodies in the mail today, and after installing the...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 11,985,608
Posted By MadMan2k

242402 242403 Just installed the Brooks...

242402 242403

Just installed the Brooks B17 saddle, Cateye 320 LED headlight and Blackburn Mars taillight today. Ready to start tackling the journey from my house to the San Diego-Coronado...
Forum: BMX
03-16-12, 10:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,176
Posted By MadMan2k

06 to 09, sounds about right. I was on this forum...

06 to 09, sounds about right. I was on this forum a decent bit. Life was simpler as a teenager, but I wouldn't want to relive those years again.

Do the rest of you guys still have BMX bikes? I...
Forum: BMX
11-08-09, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,399
Posted By MadMan2k

Do you really want to take a chance by riding a...

Do you really want to take a chance by riding a frame you found in a junk yard, when you could buy a good second hand frame from someone else for like $50-100?

As to figuring out what type of...
Forum: BMX
09-15-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By MadMan2k

Just my old Specialized from home, but I might...

Just my old Specialized from home, but I might get a different frame or at least paint that one because I'm pretty sure it'll rust through within a year if I leave it raw, being in San Diego.
Forum: BMX
09-14-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By MadMan2k

Well, the Navy, but yeah. I should get my bike...

Well, the Navy, but yeah. I should get my bike here at the end of the month though, looking forward to it.
Forum: BMX
09-12-09, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By MadMan2k

mude-dude Damn, i remember when all of us...

mude-dude

Damn, i remember when all of us used to post here so much. And I used to ride every day because I had nothing else to do... sometimes I wish I had nothing else to do now. I don't even...
Forum: BMX
08-15-09, 01:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,085
Posted By MadMan2k

It's more fun and it's better. But most...

It's more fun and it's better. But most importantly, it's your own decision so don't worry about what other people think and set up your bike how you damn well please.

Yep, I had to bring this one...
Forum: BMX
05-20-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,990
Posted By MadMan2k

That's cool that you started racing and having...

That's cool that you started racing and having fun at it.

I joined the Navy so I haven't been able to ride a bike for like 4 months. I hope I'll get to race a little when I'm on leave. I also hope...
Forum: BMX
01-17-09, 11:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,967
Posted By MadMan2k

His bike is so heavy the parking lot caves in...

His bike is so heavy the parking lot caves in under him, so as he rides forward to escape the ever deepening hole he has to ride in an upwardly direction.
Forum: BMX
01-08-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By MadMan2k

Well, the smaller ones tend to be slightly...

Well, the smaller ones tend to be slightly smaller. The larger ones, on the other hand, are larger.

Longer cranks give you more leverage but you can smack them on stuff easier.
Forum: BMX
01-08-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By MadMan2k

My internet connection decided it didn't want me...

My internet connection decided it didn't want me to see more than the first 30 seconds of that, but it still makes me wish it was summer already here and racing was going on again.
Forum: BMX
12-04-08, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 330,264
Posted By MadMan2k

That's a really long couch.

That's a really long couch.
Forum: BMX
08-09-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,607
Posted By MadMan2k

Keep it, get a job for the other stuff you want.

Keep it, get a job for the other stuff you want.
Forum: BMX
07-12-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,171
Posted By MadMan2k

which makes it harder to manual.

which makes it harder to manual.
Forum: BMX
07-12-08, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,171
Posted By MadMan2k

High PSI makes my bike feel like crap, every...

High PSI makes my bike feel like crap, every little bump makes it rattle and it's a lot harder to manual.
Forum: BMX
07-08-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By MadMan2k

I raced today in Aztec - got a third place...

I raced today in Aztec - got a third place ribbon! There were only 3 riders in the main though, and I might not have got to the main if one guy hadn't sat the race out because his ankles hurt.

I...
Forum: BMX
07-07-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,578
Posted By MadMan2k

Nice. I don't know that I'd like flatland riding...

Nice. I don't know that I'd like flatland riding on a bike that big, but if you like it that's what counts.
Forum: BMX
07-01-08, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,011
Posted By MadMan2k

And they're completely right.

And they're completely right.
Forum: BMX
06-30-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By MadMan2k

Cool. What did you think of the track? I...

Cool. What did you think of the track?

I didn't make it there yesterday. Probably next Sunday, and/or Wednesday.
Forum: BMX
06-27-08, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By MadMan2k

Going to ride while you're there?

Going to ride while you're there?
Forum: BMX
06-27-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By MadMan2k

Take off everything you don't need like...

Take off everything you don't need like reflectors, kickstand, brakes, etc. Get some good tires without too much tread, some good pedals, and make the bars parallel to the fork or you'll never be...
Forum: BMX
06-24-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By MadMan2k

Well, I raced today. I made it to the main...

Well, I raced today. I made it to the main because the fastest rider let me and the other people win, but I came in last there. It was fun, though, I'll try to do it again sometime.
Forum: BMX
06-24-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By MadMan2k

I've got a fuse 3, but I've hacked it up quite a...

I've got a fuse 3, but I've hacked it up quite a bit and changed some parts. It's a good bike though, I didn't really need to change anything but I felt like expirementing.
Forum: BMX
06-24-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,782
Posted By MadMan2k

Cromoly frames are just more comfortable to ride...

Cromoly frames are just more comfortable to ride than aluminum ones. The metal gives a little and absorbs vibrations. If you get one of those super light race bikes and ride it on the street,...
Forum: BMX
06-23-08, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,782
Posted By MadMan2k

Plus it's meant for little kids, there's usually...

Plus it's meant for little kids, there's usually a weight limit on those. You can tell by the short cranks and weird seat, and the 'expert' in the name. The ones that say 'pro' are for normal sized...
Forum: BMX
06-22-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By MadMan2k

I didn't actually ride, the guy who was going to...

I didn't actually ride, the guy who was going to bring a helmet for me to borrow forgot and there were a lot of new people there so I shot photos instead. I'll race on tuesday if possible, though.
...
Forum: BMX
06-19-08, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By MadMan2k

I'm going to try racing for the first time...

I'm going to try racing for the first time tomorrow night. I'll probably lose, but hopefully I won't eat ****.

I guess you're not required to have brakes on your bike, so mine will work. And I'll...
Forum: BMX
06-17-08, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By MadMan2k

I wouldn't go so far as to call them stupid.. 30...

I wouldn't go so far as to call them stupid.. 30 bucks really isn't that much to spend on something that only has advantages and no disadvantages. Besides, roadies and weight weenies probably spend...
Forum: BMX
06-16-08, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By MadMan2k

fit flow street?

fit flow street?
Forum: BMX
06-15-08, 10:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By MadMan2k

Yeah, you could get like a hundred York...

Yeah, you could get like a hundred York peppermint patties. Or maybe the services of not-so-high-class hooker.

You could even go all out and buy 3 thousand pennies.
Forum: BMX
06-15-08, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By MadMan2k

Durango BMX state qualifiers

I shot a state qualifier race in Durango, CO this morning - here are some of my favorites. Their track is really well designed and maintained and the racers were making it easy for me to get good...
Forum: BMX
06-15-08, 09:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By MadMan2k

My unsealed Odyssey Jim C's are like 3 years old...

My unsealed Odyssey Jim C's are like 3 years old and they still spin really smoothly. And I've dropped/thrown the bike probably hundreds of times since I've had them. Of course the ends are all...
Forum: BMX
06-12-08, 11:24 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 27,978
Posted By MadMan2k

Front wheel drive cars are pretty damn effective...

Front wheel drive cars are pretty damn effective in loose stuff. I've never really driven a 4-wheel-drive truck off road, but our truck with rear wheel drive is almost scary in snow or mud. Even...
Forum: BMX
06-12-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 27,978
Posted By MadMan2k

Did he make it up that hill?

Did he make it up that hill?
Forum: BMX
06-11-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 27,978
Posted By MadMan2k

http://www.jonbuder.com/images/AD4F4387.jpg ...

http://www.jonbuder.com/images/AD4F4387.jpg

http://www.jonbuder.com/images/AD4F4483.jpg

Found out that there's a number of sandstone arches around here, and how to get to 2 of them so far. I...
Forum: BMX
06-08-08, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By MadMan2k

Just don't cheap out and get a crappy one, or...

Just don't cheap out and get a crappy one, or it'll break before you finish the job and you'll be pissed.

The bigger the handle, the better. If you have a good local bike shop, show them your...
Forum: BMX
06-08-08, 09:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,412
Posted By MadMan2k

None of us are really OG's, this forum's been...

None of us are really OG's, this forum's been around for over 8 years. I've only been a member for 4.
Forum: BMX
06-07-08, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By MadMan2k

Honestly, I'd consider a bike to lose 50% of its...

Honestly, I'd consider a bike to lose 50% of its resale value as soon as it's ridden, the same as a car (I don't mean 2 minutes test rides in the parking lot of the bike shop, but ridden like...
Forum: BMX
06-06-08, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By MadMan2k

The jump and berm I made in sandy ground last...

The jump and berm I made in sandy ground last year are barely even visible anymore, they just equalized into the ground. That's what sand does, if you ignore it for the winter at least...

Plus...
Forum: BMX
06-05-08, 09:08 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 27,978
Posted By MadMan2k

Thanks. That photo was a lot of work... the...

Thanks.

That photo was a lot of work... the place is an hour from my house, and I had to carry 3 tripods, both cameras with 2 lenses, 2 flashes, umbrella holders and umbrellas about half a mile...
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